Readers will find themselves taken back to a time when The Valley was in the midst of change as it left the Industrial Revolution behind. More than just the memoirs of a baby-boomer, Valley Memories gives a glimpse into a way of life that no longer exists.More info →
Zena comes to depend on the quiet wisdom of a blue plush bear called Teddy Blue. Through good times and bad, he is there with her. This is his story as well as Zena's. Will Zena find her happiness and true love? Will she follow her mother’s glamorous life, continue the Newkirk dynasty, or opt for the simple life?More info →
A grown up Birdie Newkirk returns to Bridgewater, the family home in Woodhaven, Connecticut. She is poised and sophisticated in the ways of Boston society having been mentored by her Aunt Bernice and her grandmother Fanny Newkirk. In spite of being closed watched over by her family guardians, Birdie has inherited the negative traits of both her parents. It was her trying ways, evident from her toddler years that originally caused her parents to send her to Boston for strict discipline. But now Birdie returns to Bridegewater, the home she has only visited during summer breaks from school; she is ready to find love and make her mark on the world.More info →
Oak Cliff Farm has been plagued by tragedy, nightmares, and horror for over one hundred and fifty years. The house itself presents its dark history through flashbacks, hidden clues, and ghostly occurrences to Merline Madagascar, who is a house-whisperer of sorts. Unlike other houses with joyful histories that Merline has visited and heard, this house presents a unique challenge when its new owners, Jack and Erica, call Merline to help restore the house to its former elegance. Weary of a recurring nightmare caused by its first owners; the house wants nothing more than to provide shelter to a loving family with children.
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Daniel Rivers and his wife get more than they bargained for after they purchase a Honeysuckle Hilllong-abandoned, ramshackle house on the outskirts of Shelton, Connecticut. This is a charming tale, revealed by the house itself, along with some help from a resident Pootatuck Indian spirit who is bound to the house and property until she can set straight the legend that history has erroneously changed. As the house undergoes transformation, Daniel and his wife discover the history of their property and vow to help set history straight.
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Bridgewater Holidays is a companion book to the popular Bridgewater Chronicles series. The series spans the time period from 1890 through the present. Bridgewater Holidays centers on the extravagant celebrations of the major holidays at Bridgewater and how those celebrations impact not only the Newkirk family and their guests but shows us the celebration from the viewpoint(s) of their dedicated domestic staff. The book is a compilation of short stories and each story is set in a different era. A brief background is provided for several of the holiday stories. You’ll find yourself smiling, laughing, and at times reaching for the tissue box or lace-trimmed hanky as you learn how the holidays are celebrated at Bridgewater where oftentimes the preparation for the holiday is just as intriguing as the festivity itself.More info →
When Newkirk granddaughter Zena Hawkins and her husband grant their domestic staff a day off they are positive they can care for themselves and their year-old twins without any problems. But it doesn't take long for them to realize they may have bit off more than they can chew!More info →
Independence Day is more than a time for fireworks and picnics, although the Newkirk family and their domestic staff do just that in this short story. The day is a time for reflection on the beginnings of America and of the way this country has changed lives both here and abroad.More info →
Decoration Day 1943: a time for reflection on the deaths of military personnel who gave their lives in the service of their country. On this particular day, two young women, from different stations in life, have lost someone dear to them. Both feel the loss so deeply they fear they won't be able to move forward. But in honoring the deceased, each hopes to find the courage to live their lives.More info →
With the passing of a beloved staff member, others honor her with their own memories. Still others find a way to keep their promises to the one who is now gone but has touched their lives.More info →
Reverend Lucas Kelly has been chosen to offer the Easter Service at Bridgewater in 1930. Less than half a year has passed since the Crash of '29 and Father Kelly isn't sure of how he can reconcile the despair of the workers at this huge estate when they see the obvious wealth of the Bridgewater owners all around them. Even though he is sure that God has given him this assignment the priest doesn't know if he's up to the task. Will God guide his sermon? Can he instill hope for the future in those he meets?More info →
Fiona Delaney has been unofficially engaged to Jack Fitzpatrick for two years. Jack won't make the engagement official until he's earned enough money to buy Fiona an engagement ring. But how long should a young lady wait? Will this be the year Jack makes the engagement official?More info →
While the wealthy Newkirk family is preparing to celebrate Christmas Eve, Jakub Bobrowski is finishing up his work for the day and looking forward to his own Christmas Eve with his wife and children. But before Jakub can do that he must make the long journey from Bridgewater's stables to his own small apartment some thirty miles away. Throughout his journey home he weighs the responsibilities of providing for his family as he tries to come up with new ways to increase their income; yet mere steps away in the Bridgewater manor house a completely different lifestyle contrasts with his own. When he receives some happy but unsettling news on this Christmas Eve his plans for the future are changed. But an Old World resilience shines through and when his young daughter gives him pause, he realizes that life isn't always better when you're wealthy.More info →